|This page is no longer active. This restriction was removed in 2007 when AOL begain to send Forwarded-For headers to the Wikimedia servers.|
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The Internet service provider AOL uses proxy servers which make it difficult for web sites to know the true IP address of site visitors. Wiktionary uses visitors' IP addresses to block vandals without interfering with the work of legitimate editors.
Due to repeated vandalism from some AOL users, Wiktionary requires that editors from AOL use https, a secure protocol which AOL does not proxy, to reveal visitor's true IP address. The switch can be made by visiting this link. We hope this will be a happy medium between the extremes of cleaning up large amounts of vandalism and having to block all AOL subscribers from editing.
All AOL users may view all Wiktionary pages by using either method.
For more info, visit IRC.